Originally from Manchester, Geoff has been in New Zealand for 23 years. He is a qualified baker and at first worked in the hospitality industry as a chef and then restaurant manager from Queenstown through to Mount Manganui.
He then decided on a complete change in career and went to Circo-Arts for a year and then studied for two years with The Hagley Theatre Company.
Geoff joined The Court Theatre on a casual basis in 2000 and has since worked as an actor, drama tutor, designer, technician and stage manager, becoming a full- time technician in 2005 and taking over the head technician position in 2008. He left the company in 2010 to take up a scholarship to work and train as an early childhood educator.
A few earthquakes later and he now owns a small catering company, teaches a baking course, and works freelance in theatre, mainly doing lighting designs for NASDA, St Andrews College, Halswell School and The Light Site. He also still enjoys being part of The Court at The Shed.
Geoff has also directed shows for Original Scripts Theatre School, The Hurunui Theatre Group and Christchurch Boys High School.